Process Theology Summer Institute (June 7-11, 2021)
June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 11 @ 6:00 pm PDT
The 2021 Process Theology Summer Intensive is a 1-week exploration that includes three different adventures in process theology. The first segment (taught by Dr. Andrew Davis) explores the philosophical foundations of process thinking. The second segment (taught by Dr. Karen Baker-Fletcher) explores key contributions of process theology to particular theological and religious issues. The third segment (taught by Dr. Jon Gill) explores the implications of process theology to art, social justice movements, and efforts of liberation. Join Online At Home Wherever You Live (real-time interactive Zoom sessions).
with Dr. Andrew Davis
Monday [9-11am, 1-3pm, 4-6pm], Tuesday [9-11am, 1-3pm]
What are some the foundational philosophical ideas at the base of process theology? Part I explores key metaphysical convictions at the heart of a process philosophical vision. These include, but are not limited, to the primacy of experience and value; events and relationality; possibility and time; creativity and the God-world relationship.
Andrew M. Davis is a philosopher, theologian, and scholar of world religions. He is Program Director for the Center for Process Studies and author or editor of several books including Mind, Value, and Cosmos: On the Relational Nature of Ultimacy (2020). For more about Dr. Davis’ work and research interests, visit his website at andrewmdavis.info.
with Dr. Karen Baker-Fletcher
Tuesday [4-6pm], Wednesday [9-11am, 1-3pm, 4-6pm] ,Thursday [9-11am]
What are some of the key contributions of process theology? Part II explores the contributions of process theology to relevant theological and religious concerns. These include, but are not limited to, the doctrine of creation, Christology, religious pluralism and the problem of evil.
Karen Baker-Fletcher is professor of systematic theology at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas. She is the author of Dancing With God: A Womanist Perspective on the Trinity and numerous writings on womanist thought, christology, and the relationship between God and creation. For more info about Dr. Baker-Fletcher’s work visit her faculty page.
Process Arts & Activism
with Dr. Jon Gill
Thursday [1-3pm, 4-6pm], Friday [9-11am, 1-3pm, 4-6pm]
What implications does process theology have for tangled aesthetic, social, ecological, and political justice movements and efforts of liberation? Part III explores the ethical implications of process theology to current issues of pressing concern. These include but are not limited to racism and inequality, the ecological crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic, partisan politics, and artistic expression.
Jon Ivan Gill is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College, USA, Lecturer in Philosophy at California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA, and an Adjunct Professor at Norco College, USA, teaching Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Cross-Community Coordinator for the Center for Process Studies. A hip-hop musician and rapper, Gill is also author of the book, Underground Rap as Religion: A Theopoetic Examination of a Process Aesthetic Religion (2019). For more info on Dr. Gill’s work visit jonivangill.com.